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Potatoes continue to pack a punch for family enterprise

Potatoes continue to pack a punch for Irish family enterprise

June 24, 2021
Smaller pack sizes and new packaging formats that allow potatoes to be microwaved for convenience, are among the industry trends being embraced by K&K Produce, which is based in Fingal, Co. Dublin.
Tesco Ireland Unveils Home-Recyclable Potato Packaging

Tesco Ireland Unveils Home-Recyclable Potato Packaging

June 01, 2021
Tesco has become the first retailer in Ireland to make its packaging for 1kg new season potatoes fully recyclable while also reducing the amount of paper used in its 2.5kg potato packaging.
Perfect Planning Allows Sam Dennigan & Company to Comfortably Meet Increased Demand

Perfect Planning Allows Sam Dennigan & Company to Comfortably Meet Increased Demand for fresh potatoes

May 18, 2021
For some companies, responding to a sudden and unexpected increase in demand could cause problems, but not at Sam Dennigan and Company, which handled a 20% rise in orders with ease.
Europatat Congress 2021 – Registrations are open!

Europatat Congress 2021 – Registrations are open!

May 03, 2021
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, is excited to announce the opening of registrations for its upcoming annual Europatat Congress that will be organized on Thursday, 10th of June in a virtual format.
Lidl Ireland and Meade Farm introduce limited edition Irish Gold Potatoes

Lidl Ireland and Meade Farm introduce limited edition Irish Gold Potatoes

March 22, 2021
Lidl Ireland and its supplier, Meade Farm, have introduced an exclusive limited edition range of Irish Gold Potatoes
Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

January 29, 2021
Ireland’s seed potato sector looks set to get a Brexit shot in the arm. This was one of the key messages delivered courtesy of the second Spring Tillage Webinar, hosted by Teagasc this week.
‘Stop/start’ harvest results in challenging year for Irish potato growers

‘Stop/start’ harvest results in challenging year for Irish potato growers

January 16, 2021
Not getting the maincrop harvest completed until the days directly before Christmas has added considerably to the production costs incurred during 2020 by some potato growers.
The Meade Potato Company in Ireland has started to extract starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products

Meade Potato Company adds starch extraction facility

December 10, 2020
Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products.
Irish Potato Market Report: retail demand remains strong

Irish Potato Market Report: retail demand remains strong

November 13, 2020
Consumption and retail demand remains strong as we approach week 4 of lockdown measures although processing trade remains minimal.
Brexit reality dawns for Irish potato growers

Brexit reality dawns for Irish potato growers

October 14, 2020
The potato trade has been warned to have all seed potatoes for next year’s crop imported from Britain by December 31. A trade notice issued by the Irish Department of Agriculture said imports of 'certified seed and ware potatoes' from Britain will be prohibited from the end of 2020 when the UK leaves the EU.
World Potato and Europatat Congresses, Ireland, 2021 – Postponed until 2022

World Potato and Europatat Congress, Ireland, 2021 – Postponed until 2022

October 01, 2020
World Potato Congress Inc., Europatat and the Irish Potato Federation have announced the postponement of the World Potato Congress (WPC) and the Europatat Congress planned for May/June in Dublin in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Registration for the World Potato Congress 2021 in Dublin, Ireland is Now Open!

Registration for the World Potato Congress 2021 in Dublin, Ireland is Now Open!

August 11, 2020
Registration for the World Potato Congress 2021from May 31 to June 3, 2021 in Dublin, Ireland is Now Open!

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